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this week she had on fox judicial analyst judge andrew napolitano on to discuss the extensions of several provisions in the patriot act but gretchen had this very keen comment. in the seventeen and eighteen hundreds we didn't have this thing called war on terror where you have to get to the bottom of things quickly and if the.
in headlights. she could not believe that anyone would question the constitutionality. judge napolitano asked about the constitutionality and represented cliburn readily admitted most of the things we do in washington have no constitutional authority. it is amazing and appalling. the supreme court case will be much more than health care. it is going to be about whether or not we believe that our government should be restrained at a 460 or 70 years we have been gradually going down this road of becoming more of a majority rule, a democracy. shearson said a democracy would be nothing more than moral. our founding fathers knew the difference between a republic and a democracy. [applause] our understanding of the commerce clause has become so broad that often will say if my shoes were made in tennessee, that will regulate my walking in kentucky. recently, center coburn in one of the committee hearings ask elena kagan, do you think the government for the commerce clause could regulate that you eat three vegetables a day? her response was yes. it is important to the next president
reference to a book that was written by judge andrew napolitano. well known constitutional lawyer who is on fox news from time to time. the title of the book is called "nation of sheep." he wrote this book in 2007, years after we passed the patriot act. and he goes through every aspect of the patriot act that he believes sincerely is a serious violation of the civil liberties of the american people. and i would like to share just a couple of his comments. he said that the greatest dangers to our freedoms lie hidden in a government that has seized them from us and that vigilance and natural law can save us from the power-hungry bureaucrats. he stated in the book the inalienable right comes from god and element of humanity that can't be given up or legislated away. let us not legislate away our liberty. and my colleagues who voted against this will vote no on this re-authorization because it should go to a hearing and should be very careful and i hope and pray that maybe we will be able to defeat this tonight. i know the odds are against that. but mr. chairman, i will ask god to continue t
security threats. -- judge andrew napolitano >> the whole environment had become polluted and destroyed and violent. >> a documentary producer on hubert h. humphrey, the art of impossible. >> the whole reason was to show this side of this. everyone remembers him as someone looking lyndon johnson's boots. people did not understand the pressure he was under. >> listen to historic supreme court cases on supreme court radio. the court considers the fair housing act, racial discrimination. >> the complaint says that he should be liable as an individual and he owns the corporation and because he was the officer broker. >> listen to the argument on c- span radio, in washington d.c. on 90.1 and online at c- span.org. >> robert mandel says the fcc recent decision on net and net neutrality would likely go down in flames. this is almost an hour. -- rober >> okay, we would like to get started. we would like to welcome our c- span audience. we are glad that they're with us today. i am pleased now to have with me the fcc commissioner, robert mcdowell. we had commissioner meredith baker providing the open
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